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Evacuation order for area west of Telkwa

An evacuation order has been issued by the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako for all dwellings and lands west of the Telkwa River, accessed off of Tatlow Road, including all local roads, due to the Powers Creek fire.

The fire is currently 20 hectares in size and is listed as out of control.


Persons who disregard this evacuation order and remain in the evacuation order area do so at their own risk. The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako may be unable to assist anyone who remains in the Evacuation Order area.

  • If you need transportation assistance from the area, please advise the individual providing this notice or call the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako at 250-692-1553.
  • Close all windows and doors.
  • Shut off all gas and electrical appliances, other than refrigerators and freezers.
  • Close gates (latch) but do not lock.
  • Gather your family: take a neighbour or someone who needs help.
  • Take critical items (medicine, purse, wallet, and keys) only if they are immediately available. Take pets in pet kennels or on a leash.
  • Do not use more vehicles than you must.
  • If you require assistance for livestock, please call the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako at


  • Register at the Reception Centre at the Christian Reformed Church at 4035 Walnut Drive, Smithers or contact the Emergency Support Services Director at 250-877-7105.
  • Emergency Support Services can provide assistance for food, accommodation, hotel or staying with friends and family, clothing, emotional support, and family reunification.

Please sign up for Bulkley Nechako Emergency & Public Alerts at:

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